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A demand that the $206bn state pension consider only ‘pecuniary’ factors when investing does little to change its sizeable private markets programme.
ESG and impact investing organisations are taking note as the US’s fourth biggest pension system acts against the movement.
Greater transparency is welcome. But given the role side letters have in securing ESG-related reporting, we fear the asset class will be poorer with a weakening of those provisions.
Half of private managers ignored Hymans Robertson's requests for climate data availability, with private debt a particular dark spot.
Mining in Australia
Under new leadership, Australian GPs and LPs are allocating more capital towards strategies and companies that could reduce the country’s carbon emissions.
LPs are starting to flex muscles regarding PE managers' commitment to diversity.
The pioneering environmental investor has raised more than twice as much for its latest private equity fund as for Fund III. It could have raised a lot more, says founder Nino Tronchetti Provera.
Two professionals featured in PEI Media’s Women of Influence in Private Markets list 2022, APG’s Keren Raz and General Atlantic’s Melis Kahya Akar, discuss the challenges they faced as women in the field.
Diversity enters the private debt conversation
While women remain underrepresented in private markets, particularly at senior levels, PEI’s annual Women of Influence list demonstrates that there is certainly no shortage of female talent.

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